Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Oven Brisket

I've been meaning to post this for a couple weeks. I made it for my husband, and it garnered rave reviews.

Oven Brisket
4 to 5 pound beef brisket trimmed
1/2 c packed brown sugar
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Combine everything but the brisket in a bowl. Mix well. Rub mixture over the surface of the brisket and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place brisket in roasting pan on a roasting rack and poke a couple holes in the foil . Cook for 4 hours. Remove from foil and let it sit about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

This turned out really well, but I did a couple things differently:

First, I didn't have Worcestershire sauce, so I used soy sauce. I used more than 2 T (because I didn't measure) and my mixture turned out more like a marinade than a rub.

Second, because it was more like a marinade than a rub, I put it in a large zip-lock bag.

Third, I put it in a roasting pan and covered it rather than wrapping it in foil. I thought we had a roasting rack, but I guess it's still boxed up from the move.

Fourth, I set the temp to 250 and cooked it for closer to 6 hours.

Fifth, I occasionally checked it and if there was much liquid in the bottom, I dumped it out. Don't want to boil a brisket.

Finally, for about the last hour, I cooked it uncovered for nice crispy burnt ends. What I do with those burnt ends is another recipe for another time.

Sure, it took awhile, but it was so good. Melt in your mouth good. Now, if I could just find a good pulled pork recipe.

1 comment:

TxGambit said...

Yum. Sounds good. I might make this and do at least some (if not all) your modifications.

Thanks for another great recipe.